Greetings, I am a new member from Upstate NY. I am new to keeping chickens. My grandfather had some chickens when I was about 4-5 years old and it was my job to collect the eggs in the morning. That is my only experience. I have a few questions. I know that they have already been asked and I can probably search for the answers but I am a bit nervous, and would like some personalized support. I purchased a 3 by 5 chicken coop from a local guy. I am handy but I don't have the skills to build a coop from scratch. I then bought seven leghorn hens from a local lady that was thinning her flock. I have the hens in the coop at my house since yesterday. They have food and water in those hanging type feeders. I have about 1 and half inches of pine shavings from TSC on the floor. I want the chickens to acclimate to their new home so I have not let them out of the coop. When would it be safe to do this? I have not seen any eggs since yesterday when I transported and put them in there. I know they must be freaked out a bit. They seem to be happy, eating away and jumping up and dropping down from the roosting bar. I also have a puppy German Short Hair pointer. She lives in the house. When I let her out off leash, she immediately goes over to the coop. she doesn't bark or growl, but seems fixated on watching the birds inside. They seem to move away from the door. I want them to get used to each other. I intend to leave her in the house or tied up when I release the hens. She will probably require some correction so she doesn't chase them. If anyone could offer some advice, and some personalized general support I would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, and thanks for this website which is an excellent resource.